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This Filthy World (2006)

Jeff Garlin's documentary on the work of John Waters.

Director:

Jeff Garlin

Writer:

John Waters

Star:

John Waters

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Cast

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John Waters ... Himself
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Storyline

At the Harry DeJour Playhouse in New York in the mid-2000s, John Waters emerges from a confessional onto a stage littered with trash. He tells stories. After a few about his childhood and early influences, he roughly follows the chronology of his career as a film director, relating anecdotes about the making of each film and letting those stories lead him to riffs on other topics. Gay references and wry observations about people's foibles and limits are constants. Waters' looks, too, are the butt of his jokes. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Official Sites:

Netflix [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Waters: same swinstwa See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinemavault, Filthy World See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This Filthy World originated as John Waters' one man show that has toured all around the world. It was then filmed live to create this production. Mr. Waters still tours with this show and speaks at various engagements in which he includes many of the anecdotes that he shares both on stage and in the filmed version. See more »

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References Roman Candles (1966) See more »

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Waters Doing What He Does
10 September 2013 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

All this really is, is a lecture from John Waters telling stories from his life. That being said, Waters has lived a pretty interesting life, so this could have been twice as long as still been entertaining.

I love how he explains being influenced by William Castle and "the Tingler", as well as the work of Kroger. I love the idea of books being sexy. And even the thought that Aileen Wuornos deserved thanks from Charlize Theron for the Oscar.

The Michael Jackson joke was alright, and the Whitney Houston drug joke is even more powerful now that she is deceased (I wonder if he still tells it). Best of all was the concept of a trial tour, where people travel the country to go to notorious trials. I had never thought of that...


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